He’s zapped tuberculosis and stamped out smoking.
Now Tom Frieden wants to take on AIDS.
But can New York’s haughty health commissioner convince Queens its neighborhoods need clean needles?
New York’s health care costs are crushing state and local budgets, and Albany’s leaders are moving fast to stop the bleeding. Here’s a user’s guide to the proposals on the operating table.
Tourists Cruise Bronx Hip Hop
Notorious HIV: The Media Spectacle of Nushawn Williams
By Thomas Shevory
University of Minnesota Press, 280 pages, $18.95
Seeking a number on the homeless who’ve passed
As the debate around gay rights explodes, so do the city’s hate crime stats.
New legislation would help the city understand where, when, and how homeless people die–if the Bloomberg administration lets it happen.
Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett
By Jennifer Gonnerman
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 342 pages, $24
Reviewed by Kai Wright.
The Federal Elections Commission sets tough new limits on political speech.